Error: No module named.django.core.wsgi

December 4, 2015 13.2k views
Django Deployment

Hi! I’m new on Django, and I’ve a problem when I call gunicorn trying to follow the steps on a tutorial for gunicorn and nginx in ubuntu 14.04 server:

when I use this command, I’ve the error below.

gunicorn –bind 0.0.0.0:8000 project.wsgi

2015-12-04 15:23:56 [19118] [INFO] Starting gunicorn 17.5
2015-12-04 15:23:56 [19118] [INFO] Listening at: http://127.0.0.1:8000 (19118)
2015-12-04 15:23:56 [19118] [INFO] Using worker: sync
2015-12-04 15:23:56 [19123] [INFO] Booting worker with pid: 19123
2015-12-04 15:23:56 [19123] [ERROR] Exception in worker process:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gunicorn/arbiter.py”, line 473, in spawnworker
worker.init
process()
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gunicorn/workers/base.py”, line 100, in initprocess
self.wsgi = self.app.wsgi()
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gunicorn/app/base.py”, line 115, in wsgi
self.callable = self.load()
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gunicorn/app/wsgiapp.py”, line 33, in load
return util.import
app(self.appuri)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gunicorn/util.py”, line 362, in import
app
import(module)
File “/home/Spirit/example/project/wsgi.py”, line 5, in <module>
from django.core.wsgi import getwsgiapplication
ImportError: No module named django.core.wsgi
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gunicorn/arbiter.py”, line 473, in spawnworker
worker.init
process()
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gunicorn/workers/base.py”, line 100, in initprocess
self.wsgi = self.app.wsgi()
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gunicorn/app/base.py”, line 115, in wsgi
self.callable = self.load()
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gunicorn/app/wsgiapp.py”, line 33, in load
return util.import
app(self.appuri)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gunicorn/util.py”, line 362, in import
app
import(module)
File “/home/Spirit/example/project/wsgi.py”, line 5, in <module>
from django.core.wsgi import getwsgiapplication
ImportError: No module named django.core.wsgi
2015-12-04 15:23:56 [19123] [INFO] Worker exiting (pid: 19123)
2015-12-04 15:23:56 [19118] [INFO] Shutting down: Master
2015-12-04 15:23:56 [19118] [INFO] Reason: Worker failed to boot.

I was trying to find a solution on Internet, but I get stuck.

Sorry for my english.

4 Answers

I had the same issue.

Reason being that I had installed gunicorn via apt, which was then running in the system-wide Python 2 installation, instead of my venv.

Fixed it by uninstalling the system gunicorn, and then activating my venv, and installing gunicorn to the venv using pip install gunicorn. Then it worked straight away.

Got the same issue and still can’t to fix it..

I had the same problem. I was running the command without being with the environment enabled virtualenv. Then I had a problem for this in the wrong directory.

Sorry for my english.

I was having the same problem. What I did was give permission to the nginx user in the gunicorn file.

I hope you help them :)

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